- The CDC's new guidance puts an emphasis on fully reopening schools this fall, but it says that fully vaccinated teachers and students don't need to wear masks indoors. California is taking a different approach for its 6.1 million K-12 students. It says all schools will be mandated to require students wear masks indoors so that all students are treated equally and there's no guessing about who is and who is not vaccinated.
- Parents are pushing back against the new state mandate that requires all children to wear masks in the classroom. Sharon Mckeeman with the advocacy group called "Let Them Breath" says they are planning to sue the state over the mandate.
- California could soon experience a pork shortage. Starting January first 20-22,most of the nation’s pork supply will become illegal to sell in California. It's a direct result of Proposition 12 passed in 20-18.Rachel Michelin, President of the California Retailers Association, believes this'll cut the state's pork supply in half.
- California will be under another Flex Alert from 4 to 9 p.m., as extreme heat tests the limits of the state's power grid. The state's independent system operator is calling for residents and businesses to conserve as much power as possible to keep the grid from failing amid the ongoing heatwave, and while wildfires burn up north. The Bootleg Fire in Oregon is threatening power lines that supply energy to California. Demand for power is expected to increase with the start of the work week.
- The Wall Street Journal is reporting that it's expected to be announced this week that 5% of the Sacramento Kings will be sold to Dyal Capital. The deal is reportedly worth $1.5 billion. Dyal Capital is a unit of Blue Owl Capital with offices around the world. Just last week, Dyal Capital announced they would buy nearly 5% of the Phoenix Suns. The company says they would eventually like to own a minority stake in at total of 12 different NBA teams.
- Vice President Kamala Harris caught a lot of people off guard when she said during an interview on BET- that people who live in rural America are not capable of photocopying their IDs.
- A California restaurant owner has posted a "slow service sign" explaining why orders are taking longer lately. The sign is posted for all to see at Taco Loco in Folsom. It reads: "Sadly, due to government and state handouts no one wants to work anymore. Therefore, we are short staffed." It goes on to ask for patience with the staff that "did choose to come to work today."